A HUSBAND-and-wife team who started a taxi firm in 2000 in Winchfield have been voted the Best Taxi Service in Fleet.

The accolade was awarded to the company from the Welcome To Fleet website.

Over the past 14 years, Roy and Angela Sheriff have seen their Winchfield Taxis business grow.

Building on this success, the couple formed Hart Taxis in 2003, with the firm trading under both names.

Business has been going well and in fact over the past 12 months it has rocketed, with the firm tripling its workforce to 30 people.

June Dean, marketing manager said: “We have always supported the local community and felt it was important particularly when times are difficult.

“Over the past few years, we have sponsored events like the Hartley Wintney Festival, and organisations like Hartley Wintney Cricket Club and the Hartley Arts Group, and now we’re delighted to be a lead sponsor of the Gig on the Green in Yateley.”

June added: “By supporting the community, the community has supported us.”

Agreeing with this view, Roy said: “We also believe in helping our customers.

“Sometimes a taxi is seen as a luxury, but in reality many need a taxi for work, the airport, hospital trips and sometimes even just to get to the shops.

“So we have a number of ways of making it easier and less expensive to use a taxi such as loyalty schemes and discount vouchers.”